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Biological Compass

By | November 16, 2015

A protein complex discovered in Drosophila may be capable of sensing magnetism and serves as a clue to how some animal species navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.

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Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration

By | September 21, 2015

University administrators request a retraction upon learning that one researcher scooped another’s results despite having agreed not to.

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Turtle Magnetism

By | January 19, 2015

Loggerhead sea turtles use the Earth’s magnetic fields to find their way home.

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Confused Bird Compasses

By | May 9, 2014

Anthropogenic low-frequency electromagnetic signals can foul up migrating birds’ compasses, a study finds.

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A Sense of Mystery

By | August 1, 2013

Researchers from various disciplines are homing in on the mechanics of magnetoreception, an enigmatic sense that some animals use to navigate the globe.

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Source of Animal Magnetism Identified

By | July 9, 2012

Decades after science discovered that animals can navigate using the earth’s magnetic field, researchers isolate the first vertebrate cells containing magnetic iron.

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